Hmm... Stupid Mario Brothers
. You may become acquainted with how I found out about the series on this page: how-did-you-find-stupid-mario-bros-t601-480.html
What do I like about StMB? Well, early in the series, it mainly focused on comedy and the humor I found quite good. I like Matt Provencal as Wario, from his standard persona as a comical, yet annoying jerk, to his chilling motive rant at the end. Come Season Two and we have a plethora of new plots, characters, and threats. I like Season Two for the "mythology" aspect of Decious and what not, but there are still some great jokes present. Season Three is more character driven and the storytelling and humor is improved upon. I consider the first three seasons as a trilogy of sorts. I dunno, I like StMB for the absurdity of dancing around town in plumber costumes and battling with white pipes that take hours to turn into lightsabers. It's a fairly solid fun show.
What I dislike? A great deal of Act I
of the Movie. I don't hate it, but it resorts to rehashing the best moments from Season One in an attempt to appease fans and fails in my book. The Daisy and Yoshi characters were ultimately pointless and didn't add anything to the overall experience. Daisy was a more aggressive rehash of Peach's character and Yoshi doesn't do much of anything. The convergence of RMA related material in Part Four
made up for this, if only by a little bit. After the tacked on ending of Act II
watered down the good structure of The Movie
, I felt that the series went down hill from there. Blind Storm
was lackluster, The Interactive Adventure
, while funny, I felt it was more or less irrelevant to the plot of the series. Season Four was a big step down in its gross humor, altered characters, uninspired new characters, and overall patchy plot. It lacked wit. Season Five is a great step up, but it has failed to "Wow" me so far. Of course, that may change in a week.
Do I think it's flawless? If you read my previous paragraph, you'd know it's not. In the case of earlier installments, Season One was a bit shabby at the beginning, though it quickly improved. I must also admit it was more of a test than anything. Season Two was slow paced and suffered a deal from the absence of new actors who pulled out and I still want to know what that scrapped subplot about Peach was about. Season Three was critically much better in many ways, but the amount of blood present during the penultimate episode was almost laughable. That's the only thing that sticks out in Season Three, IMO. The 2008 Season Trilogy is still the most compelling of the bunch.
Do I think I can analyze the series? Using the episode-by-episode method you mentioned, I'm confident I can.
Oh, and I have all the free time in the world.
-Waiting for your response, Space Hunter M